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The Ashe Historical Society’s Photo Digitization Project Needs Your Help

The Ashe County Historical Society is in the process of digitizing historical photos for future generations, but we need your...

The Ashe County Oral History Project brings voices from the past

In 1980, Clarice Weaver and other volunteers, working on behalf of the Ashe County Historical Society and Ashe Public Library,...

The Return of ‘This Week in Ashe County History’

Back by popular demand, our weekly feature 'This Week in Ashe County History' is now available on the homepage of...

Ashe County History Map Now Online

The Ashe County Historical Society is happy to announce the interactive history of Ashe County map is now available online....


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This Week in Ashe County History:

05-09-1963Brenda Sue Pugh, aged 10, was killed in a school bus accident near Crumpler. She was the first student ever injured in an bus accident in Ashe County.
05-10-1979On this day, the Ashe County Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Originally built in 1904, The old courthouse now houses the Museum of Ashe County History.
05-11-1861On this day,  Joseph W. Todd enlisted in the Confederate Army. Mr. Todd was a prominent lawyer in Ashe County and became a Captain in the Confederate Army. The community of Elkland was renamed Todd in his honor
05-14-1927On this day, Monte Weaver pitched 21 strikeouts in 11 innings for Emory & Henry College versus East Tenn. Teachers College (now ETSU) This record still stands to this day. Weaver, a native of Helton, had 263 career strikeouts at E&H, a record that stood for more than 70 years before being surpassed. He would go on to pitch in the major leagues for the Washington Senators.